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Slim_Shady
01-10-2009, 06:35 PM
WTF is up w/ this.

2x3 watts
http://www.decware.com/newsite/minitoriise.htm

DBfan187
01-10-2009, 06:37 PM
t00bs! Some people swear by them. They put out some heat, and they provide some light in dim areas.

djman37
01-10-2009, 06:39 PM
WTF is up w/ this.

2x3 watts
http://www.decware.com/newsite/minitoriise.htm

not my cup of tea either, but if you're like jimj and others that like a single driver fostex or other high-end driver, this is the way to go.

Slim_Shady
01-10-2009, 06:39 PM
Why would anyone in their right mind pay that much for 6 watts?
What is 6 watts gonna do? Am I missing something?

RidnClean
01-10-2009, 06:42 PM
thats the cleanest 6watts money can buy

DBfan187
01-10-2009, 06:43 PM
No.

DDeitz
01-10-2009, 06:44 PM
only 1300? i dont even know if that counts as audiophile snob grade at that point. Well it obviously does but 1300 is not all that much in the world of home audio.

Bass Addict
01-10-2009, 06:44 PM
lmao

Slim_Shady
01-10-2009, 06:46 PM
:wow:6 WATTS:wow:

R/T Pimp
01-10-2009, 06:46 PM
It is not about the power there boss. You need to understand the art and craftsmanship that went into that beautiful piece. Also this is not some overseas assembly line p.o.s.

Only thing I am going to say is, We wonder why our economy is the way it is. People questioning things like you are has forced all our jobs into other countries so is can be built cheaper, then we ask why is unemployment up, why can Americans not find a job, or get paid a fair wage. Seriously slap yourself in the face.

CRXBMPN
01-10-2009, 06:47 PM
maybe its a cheater amp :confused: :laugh:

PaulThompson229
01-10-2009, 06:47 PM
Its probably underrated, I bet you could squeze at least 8-10 watts out of it :laugh:

DDeitz
01-10-2009, 06:48 PM
:wow:6 WATTS:wow:

yeah 6 watts is a power house actually. Some are less.

Slim_Shady
01-10-2009, 06:48 PM
It is not about the power there boss. You need to understand the art and craftsmanship that went into that beautiful piece. Also this is not some overseas assembly line p.o.s.

Only thing I am going to say is, We wonder why our economy is the way it is. People questioning things like you are has forced all our jobs into other countries so is can be built cheaper, then we ask why is unemployment up, why can Americans not find a job, or get paid a fair wage. Seriously slap yourself in the face.

Ok. Just slapped the fawk out of myself. I see your point now.

DBfan187
01-10-2009, 06:48 PM
THD is 3%+

Bass Addict
01-10-2009, 06:49 PM
i wouldnt take it if you gave it to me lol,dont care how good a build quality it is of a grand totall of 6,yes 6 wowing watts lol lol lol lol

revrider1
01-10-2009, 06:50 PM
Its ****

Rashaddd
01-10-2009, 06:50 PM
I'm thinking of getting a 99z, think this would go well with it?

PaulThompson229
01-10-2009, 06:52 PM
I'm thinking of getting a dd 99z, think this would go well with it?



Careful there buddy, I think you will fry that DD and rip a hole in space time :laugh:

Rich B
01-10-2009, 06:53 PM
6 watts is plenty when you use horn speakers.

http://www.sonicflare.com/200605300913.jpg


It would blow you out of the house with volume because the speakers have over 100db of sensitivity.

By the way, those speakers (Avantgarde Meta Pico) are $70,000 a pair!
:eek:

Slim_Shady
01-10-2009, 06:53 PM
Maybe if you had a matching speaker w/ a 120db sensitivity rating it would be bad ***?
^Edit..You beated me

x2o
01-10-2009, 06:54 PM
Maybe if you had a matching speaker w/ a 120db sensitivity rating it would be bad ***?
^Edit..You beated me

Now your starting to understand...

Bigpimpin91
01-10-2009, 06:54 PM
I'm thinking of getting a 99z, think this would go well with it?

With this amp, I dare say you may approach PuP territory.

Rashaddd
01-10-2009, 06:54 PM
6 watts is plenty when you use horn speakers.

http://www.sonicflare.com/200605300913.jpg


It would blow you out of the house with volume because the speakers have over 100db of sensitivity.

By the way, those speakers (Avantgarde Meta Pico) are $70,000 a pair!
:eek:

For that kind of money, they better sound good enough to get you off and make you a sandwich after you're done listening.

Slim_Shady
01-10-2009, 06:56 PM
For that kind of money, they better sound good enough to get you off and make you a sandwich after you're done listening.

Yes. Notice the holes in the horns. 3 different size

Arab
Whitey
RND

DDeitz
01-10-2009, 06:56 PM
For that kind of money, they better sound good enough to get you off and make you a sandwich after you're done listening.

they would.

ballstothewall
01-10-2009, 07:35 PM
High Efficiency > *

bds0688
01-10-2009, 07:49 PM
Probably won't even get to appreciate all 6 watts without breaking in some cables or at the least having them on raisers first.

ballstothewall
01-10-2009, 08:26 PM
I just have to chuckle at the people on here poking fun at the 1,300$ amp when there are quite a few people on this forum who will spend that much and more on a few amps for a sub setup in a vehicle... Plus toobz + Fostex = ear ***. :)

Slim_Shady
01-10-2009, 08:30 PM
I just have to chuckle at the people on here poking fun at the 1,300$ amp when there are quite a few people on this forum who will spend that much and more on a few amps for a sub setup in a vehicle... Plus toobz + Fostex = ear ***. :)

DOOD!

That's over $200 a watt!

JimJ
01-10-2009, 08:41 PM
I had a Decware amp that ended up being somewhere around $300/watt. Was a 2 watt EL84 design, single ended. The amps I use now are 8 watts per side (my avatar is one of the output triodes).

As mentioned before, if you have high efficiency speakers, there's really nothing like it. It's amazing how little really goes into these kind of amps - no circuit boards, all hand-wired. 100% Class A, all the time. You think your Class A/B is inefficient? How about efficiencies around 20% :)

There are amps out there that are 1.5 watts per channel, and people swear by them for Tractrix midrange horns and other stuff in the 110dB/W range.


Only thing I am going to say is, We wonder why our economy is the way it is. People questioning things like you are has forced all our jobs into other countries so is can be built cheaper, then we ask why is unemployment up, why can Americans not find a job, or get paid a fair wage. Seriously slap yourself in the face.

I know more tube amp manufacturers based in the US than 12V ones could hope for :D Decware, Bottlehead, Quicksilver, Deja Vu, Cary...all built right here.

AllDayMJ
01-10-2009, 08:42 PM
quality not quantity..overpriced, but its pure unaltered sound..

JimJ
01-10-2009, 08:48 PM
I see the Squeakster in here...:p::hide:

bds0688
01-10-2009, 08:56 PM
I had a Decware amp that ended up being somewhere around $300/watt. Was a 2 watt EL84 design, single ended. The amps I use now are 8 watts per side (my avatar is one of the output triodes).

As mentioned before, if you have high efficiency speakers, there's really nothing like it. It's amazing how little really goes into these kind of amps - no circuit boards, all hand-wired. 100% Class A, all the time. You think your Class A/B is inefficient? How about efficiencies around 20% :)

There are amps out there that are 1.5 watts per channel, and people swear by them for Tractrix midrange horns and other stuff in the 110dB/W range.



I know more tube amp manufacturers based in the US than 12V ones could hope for :D Decware, Bottlehead, Quicksilver, Deja Vu, Cary...all built right here.


If they're built well and serve a purpose, I don't see them as that overpriced. As someone else joked, they're nowhere near audio snob grade. Plus you have to think of how much energy goes into just making heat on most speakers as opposed to sound. 6 watts on some uber sensitive and efficient driver/box, I could see the uses.

And they do look ****.

squeak9798
01-10-2009, 09:31 PM
quality not quantity..overpriced, but its pure unaltered sound..

Unaltered :confused:

Tubes have the following they do because they alter the sound in manor found to be subjectively "pleasing".

squeak9798
01-10-2009, 09:35 PM
I see the Squeakster in here...:p::hide:

:cool: :crazy: :moon:

DBfan187
01-10-2009, 09:36 PM
+1 for the squeakmiester!

alvitae
01-10-2009, 09:38 PM
Perfect match for these speakers.

http://thinkorthwim.com/2007/12/05/giant-horn-speakers/

edzy
01-10-2009, 09:39 PM
My buddy has something like that. He got it in a kit form and put it together. It does sound ******. and as stated, power is not everything.

edzy
01-10-2009, 09:43 PM
btw, these cost about that each new. Nak PA-301's

http://i42.tinypic.com/ev3odv.jpg

joetama
01-11-2009, 01:20 PM
See my big reason I've never gone tube is because I would have to have one of those 100 Watt tube amps costing as much as a house...

I think a WAVAC HE-833 would do.

JimJ
01-11-2009, 03:07 PM
Nah, I think you could build one of those 833A SET's for $2k in parts :)

B+ voltages that high start to scare me though....2kV or so :D

joetama
01-11-2009, 04:06 PM
I have no fear of high voltage... Ok... Really, I respect it enough to have some fear.


I'm happy with my +- 80 VDC MOS-FETS. It always makes my heart race when I'm trouble shooting and the old meter is reading 160VDC.

JimJ
01-11-2009, 04:26 PM
The 811's are 500VDC, enough to give me pause turning it on the first time...hopefully had the caps sized right :D

Nevergo
01-11-2009, 04:30 PM
That would go good with my silver iris. Anyone want to buy it for me?:laugh:

http://www.hawthorneaudio.com/drivers.htm

joetama
01-11-2009, 05:07 PM
The 811's are 500VDC, enough to give me pause turning it on the first time...hopefully had the caps sized right :D

Oh god indeed.... The rail voltage on these old HH V800 are 79.45 & 79.58 volts. The orginal capacitors were 80 Volt caps... Needless to say when I replaced them I used 100 Volt units.